The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 555 532 556
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 356 395 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 292 349 285
Average salary £75,250 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £69,250 £71,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +13.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 331 £75,000 - 46
London -22 186 £82,500 +10.00% 17
South East -50 51 £68,500 -8.66% 10
City of London -37 32 £72,800 -11.75% 4
East of England +1 24 £65,000 +18.18% 3
North West -8 23 £61,215 +22.43% 5
Scotland +20 22 £85,000 +9.67% 7
Edinburgh +19 16 £85,000 +9.67% 4
Hampshire -17 15 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey -18 14 £62,500 -24.24% 1
Cheshire +1 12 £61,215 -12.55% 2
West Midlands -6 12 £82,500 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire -31 12 £61,215 -13.78% 1
Bedfordshire +22 11 £67,500 +22.72% 2
Bedford +19 11 £67,500 +22.72% 2
West Yorkshire -26 11 £61,215 -13.78% 1
Warrington +15 10 £61,215 -2.05% 2
South West -7 10 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Manchester -16 10 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Leeds -20 10 £61,215 -13.78% 1
Egham - 8 £62,500 - 1
Berkshire -19 7 £73,750 -13.23% 4
Devon - 7 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £75,000 - 2
Brighton -9 6 £60,000 -
East Sussex -14 6 £60,000 -
East Midlands +18 5 £90,000 +33.33% 2
Ipswich +1 5 £62,500 -19.35% 1
Suffolk 0 5 £62,500 -19.35% 1
Glasgow - 5 £85,000 - 3

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 247 (33.02%) Finance
2 197 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (19.92%) Banking
4 144 (19.25%) Microsoft
5 142 (18.98%) Oracle
6 141 (18.85%) TOGAF
7 124 (16.58%) .NET
8 123 (16.44%) Java
8 123 (16.44%) Enterprise Architecture
9 119 (15.91%) JavaScript
10 111 (14.84%) SQL Server
11 107 (14.30%) Scrum
12 99 (13.24%) Windows
12 99 (13.24%) Mentoring
13 98 (13.10%) SQL
13 98 (13.10%) HTML
13 98 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 93 (12.43%) C#
15 90 (12.03%) SOA
16 87 (11.63%) TDD
17 82 (10.96%) Zachman Framework
18 81 (10.83%) Retail
18 81 (10.83%) Web Services
19 76 (10.16%) SAP
20 73 (9.76%) CSS
21 68 (9.09%) E-Commerce
22 67 (8.96%) IBM
23 66 (8.82%) Degree
24 60 (8.02%) Middleware
25 59 (7.89%) XML

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (7.22%) WebSphere
2 48 (6.42%) Tomcat
3 40 (5.35%) Apache
4 32 (4.28%) IIS
5 25 (3.34%) Oracle Coherence
5 25 (3.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 19 (2.54%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
7 17 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (2.27%) TeamSite
8 16 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.87%) JBoss
10 11 (1.47%) CMS
10 11 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.20%) Node.js
11 9 (1.20%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.67%) Lync
12 5 (0.67%) SAS
13 3 (0.40%) Drupal
13 3 (0.40%) TPMS
Applications
1 59 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.27%) MS Office
2 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.27%) RMDS
2 15 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.87%) SAP FI
3 14 (1.87%) SAP PP
3 14 (1.87%) SAP CO
3 14 (1.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (1.34%) SAP QM
5 7 (0.94%) SAP SCM
5 7 (0.94%) SAP LE
5 7 (0.94%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.94%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.40%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.40%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.40%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.40%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.47%) IaaS
5 10 (1.34%) SaaS
6 7 (0.94%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.62%) Internet
2 55 (7.35%) SAN
3 42 (5.61%) LAN
4 41 (5.48%) WAN
5 30 (4.01%) NAS
6 27 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
7 26 (3.48%) HTTP
8 25 (3.34%) Multicast
8 25 (3.34%) FCoE
9 24 (3.21%) Firewall
10 15 (2.01%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.94%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.67%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (0.67%) MPLS
12 5 (0.67%) DHCP
13 4 (0.53%) DNS
13 4 (0.53%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.40%) Network Security
15 2 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (5.21%) Big Data
4 32 (4.28%) DB2
5 29 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 28 (3.74%) MySQL
7 25 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.94%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.94%) HBase
9 18 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.27%) QlikView
11 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
16 8 (1.07%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 32 (4.28%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.87%) MSI
4 12 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (1.47%) ReSharper
6 9 (1.20%) Subversion
7 2 (0.27%) JUnit
7 2 (0.27%) Lombardi
7 2 (0.27%) NUnit
7 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.27%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.27%) MSTest
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
8 1 (0.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 247 (33.02%) Finance
2 149 (19.92%) Banking
3 81 (10.83%) Retail
4 43 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 41 (5.48%) Investment Banking
6 38 (5.08%) Marketing
7 30 (4.01%) Telecoms
8 27 (3.61%) Back Office
9 15 (2.01%) Electronics
10 13 (1.74%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.60%) Publishing
12 10 (1.34%) Legal
13 8 (1.07%) Automotive
13 8 (1.07%) Local Government
14 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.53%) Billing
16 3 (0.40%) Law
16 3 (0.40%) Advertising
16 3 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.58%) .NET
2 98 (13.10%) HTML
3 81 (10.83%) Web Services
4 73 (9.76%) CSS
5 60 (8.02%) Middleware
6 59 (7.89%) XML
7 53 (7.09%) ASP.NET
8 42 (5.61%) WCF
9 39 (5.21%) jQuery
10 36 (4.81%) HTML5
11 28 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (3.34%) RESTful
13 24 (3.21%) Spring
14 21 (2.81%) J2EE
14 21 (2.81%) .NET Framework
15 20 (2.67%) AngularJS
15 20 (2.67%) REST
16 18 (2.41%) XSLT
16 18 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.75%) User Experience
3 40 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.68%) Online Banking
5 33 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (3.48%) Mainframe
7 24 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.41%) Open Source
9 17 (2.27%) DataPower
9 17 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
10 14 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.47%) Data Integration
13 10 (1.34%) DTV
14 8 (1.07%) EMV
14 8 (1.07%) Derivative
14 8 (1.07%) Computer Science
14 8 (1.07%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (1.07%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.24%) Windows
2 56 (7.49%) Linux
3 38 (5.08%) Solaris
4 31 (4.14%) UNIX
5 17 (2.27%) Android
6 12 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.80%) AIX
9 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.53%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) VME
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (18.85%) TOGAF
3 123 (16.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 107 (14.30%) Scrum
5 99 (13.24%) Mentoring
6 98 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 90 (12.03%) SOA
8 87 (11.63%) TDD
9 82 (10.96%) Zachman Framework
10 68 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 53 (7.09%) Coaching
12 52 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (6.68%) Analytics
14 45 (6.02%) Line Management
15 41 (5.48%) Project Management
16 38 (5.08%) Kanban
17 37 (4.95%) MVC
18 35 (4.68%) ITIL
19 34 (4.55%) Data Modelling
20 33 (4.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 123 (16.44%) Java
2 119 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 98 (13.10%) SQL
4 93 (12.43%) C#
5 38 (5.08%) Python
6 19 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.14%) PHP
8 11 (1.47%) Ruby
9 6 (0.80%) Scala
10 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.53%) C
11 4 (0.53%) Groovy
12 2 (0.27%) C++
12 2 (0.27%) COBOL
12 2 (0.27%) Perl
12 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.27%) ABAP
12 2 (0.27%) R
13 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (8.82%) Degree
2 21 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.87%) MCSE
4 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.07%) CCNP
5 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) PhD
6 5 (0.67%) CCNA
7 4 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.40%) CISM
8 3 (0.40%) MCSA
8 3 (0.40%) ISEB
9 2 (0.27%) CCIE
9 2 (0.27%) CCDP
9 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.35%) QA
2 7 (0.94%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) COBIT
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 38 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.34%) SRDF
2 25 (3.34%) NFS
3 20 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.60%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.20%) Xen
7 8 (1.07%) KVM
8 6 (0.80%) vSphere
9 4 (0.53%) Docker
9 4 (0.53%) XenApp
10 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.40%) Varnish
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.27%) HDFS
12 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (2.54%) Tivoli
2 17 (2.27%) SCCM
2 17 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 16 (2.14%) AppDNA
4 14 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.94%) OpenView
6 5 (0.67%) Unicenter
7 4 (0.53%) Puppet
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.13%) Cacti
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) nmon
9 1 (0.13%) WSUS
9 1 (0.13%) MOM
9 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 144 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 142 (18.98%) Oracle
3 76 (10.16%) SAP
4 67 (8.96%) IBM
5 46 (6.15%) VMware
5 46 (6.15%) Cisco
6 38 (5.08%) Citrix
7 33 (4.41%) NetApp
8 29 (3.88%) Intel
9 26 (3.48%) EMC
10 25 (3.34%) HP
11 21 (2.81%) TIBCO
12 18 (2.41%) Sybase
13 17 (2.27%) 29West
13 17 (2.27%) LogLogic
13 17 (2.27%) DataSynapse
13 17 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (2.14%) Google
15 14 (1.87%) Facebook
16 10 (1.34%) Twitter
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health plan and 25
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits 10%
Posted: 23 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
DWP
Salary: From £54,990 to £67,440 per annum basic salary & pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 25 days
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago